The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has appointed Rev. Fr Jan Nowotnik, a priest of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, as the National Ecumenical Officer and Secretary to the Department for Evangelisation and Discipleship at the Conference Secretariat in London.
Fr Nowotnik is a priest of the Archdiocese of Birmingham and is currently finishing Doctoral Studies at the Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), Rome in the Faculty of Theology.
Archbishop Bernard Longley, Chair of the Department for Dialogue and Unity said: “I’m delighted that Fr Jan Nowotnik is to join the Bishops’ Conference as our National Ecumenical Officer, and that he will have responsibility for Evangelisation and Discipleship as well as Dialogue and Unity. Fr Jan’s considerable experience as a pastor as well as his recent doctoral studies in Rome will equip him well for his new role.
Fr Jan, who is currently in Rome and will begin his work in the Conference Secretariat in September 2020 said: “I look forward to working with my ecumenical brothers and sisters and members of other faith communities and continuing to build upon the good relationships which already exist.”
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